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Is there a way to calculate how much water a dog needs a day based on weight?

asked 2017-04-28 14:47:36 -0600

Just a general question. I live in a hot climate an I want to make sure my furry friends get plenty of H20!

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On average, your dog will drink 1/2 to 1 ounce of water per pound of his or her body weight per day. That's about one cup per day for a 10 pound dog. Since you live in a hot climate, your dog may require more than average to prevent dehydration. Keeping plenty of clean, cool water on hand is good.

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answered 2017-05-09 18:24:32 -0600

As a general rule I would say most dogs need about an ounce of fluids per pound of body weight per day.

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answered 2017-05-18 13:37:11 -0600

Dogs typically need 1/2 to 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight every day! You can life some skin at the back of your dogs beck and release it to see if your dog is well hydrated. If the dog is well hydrated, the skin will go quickly right back into place.

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